2 April 2012
Suzanne and I recently ran a workshop for CETL4HealthNE at Teesside University. Although we received great feedback after the workshop, we were asked 2 questions on the evaluation feedback sheets which I thought we'd answered - but perhaps we didn't get our point across?
Therefore, I recently contacted the Copyright Queen (AKA Naomi Korn!) to clarify the actual situation/process/best practice when including copyrighted video clips and MS clip art within PowerPoint presentations. Especially if you then release these items under a Creative Commons licence:
I would normally strip out a clip from a movie (for example) and on the PowerPoint slide mention that the clip has been removed because it belongs to (for example) Paramount Pictures, copyright 1989, etc. I'd also describe where the clip began and finished (i.e. 1:35:23 - to 1.45.01 hrs, etc.). I may mention that the clip could possibly be found on YouTube but I would never point to it (after all, the fact a clip is on YouTube is probably an infringement of copyright).
Naomi confirmed that this was very sensible if you don't have permission to include the clip and this is the least risky process.
I must confess, I did not know the answer to this question - I had never thought about it as, to me, it was part and parcel of PowerPoint itself. When it comes to copyright and consequently licensing materials under creative commons - who does own the copyright for PowerPoint clip art? Are we allowed to license clip art as CC-BY-SA ?
Hmmm... all interesting stuff, I knew about the video restrictions but I feel that the clip art issue could be quite limiting. Thank goodness for tools like Xpert to find decent openly-licensed images!!!
As an additional note, I recently created a cartoon to (perhaps?) help academics understand the risk of using copyrighted images within their teaching materials. I'd be interested in any comments if you think it may be useful?
You can view the cartoon here: ACTOR cartoon
Hope it's useful!
Related tags: ACTOR, copyright, copyright permissions, IPR, OER, OER phase 2, oer phase 3, powerpoint, publishOER, support, ukoer, video, workshops
Posted by: Gillian Brown